Essays in Economic & Business History

Currently in its 35th year of publication, Essays in Economic & Business History is edited and printed at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, USA. Articles for the journal are selected by double blind review process. EEBH provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. In this same spirit, accepted articles waiting for printed publication will made available on-line.

Editorial Board

Gerben Bakker, London School of Economics

Bernardo Batiz-Lazo, Bangor University

Dan Bogart, University of California, Irvine

Stephen Broadberry, University of Oxford

Ann Carlos, University of Colorado-Boulder

Youssef Cassis, European University Institute

John A. Dove, Troy University

Jeffrey Fear, University of Glasgow

Price Fishback, University of Arizona

Robert K. Fleck, Clemson University

Juan Flores, University of Geneva

Vincent Geloso, Texas Tech University

Sheryllynne Haggerty, University of Nottingham

Mary Eschelbach Hansen, American University

Leslie Hannah, London School of Economics

Douglas Irwin, Dartmouth College

Naomi Lamoreaux, Yale University

Manuel Llorca-Jaña, University of Chile & Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Joel Mokyr, Northwestern University

Aldo Musacchio, Brandeis International Business School

Jari Ojala, University of Jyväskylä

Jared Rubin, Chapman University

Peter Scott, University of Reading

Raymond Stokes, University of Glasgow

Melissa Thomasson, Miami University

Janice Traflet, Bucknell University

Grietjie Verhoef, University of Johannesburg

Mark Wilson, University of North Carolina-Charlotte


Mark Billings, University of Exeter

Daniel Giedeman, Grand Valley State University

Associate Editors

Jari Eloranta, Appalachian State University

Mitchell J. Larson, University of Central Lancashire

Simon Mollan, The University of York

Eline Poelmans, Catholic University Leuven

Nicola Tynan, Dickinson College

Book Review Editor

Erik Benson, Cornerstone University



Prentice, Kónya & Prentice: Was the African American Great Migration Delayed by Outlawing Emigrant Agents?


Editors of the Essays in Economic and Business History announce the publication of Khayen Prentice, László Kónya, and David Prentice's In Press article:

Was the African American Great Migration Delayed by Outlawing Emigrant Agents?

Posted: 2018-04-12 More...

Fishback: The Newest on the New Deal


Editors of the Essays in Economic and Business History announce the publication of Price Fishback's In Press article forthcoming in the May 2018 printed volume of the journal.

The Newest on the New Deal

Posted: 2018-03-08 More...
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Vol 35, No 2 (2017): Essays in Economic & Business History

Table of Contents


Returns in the Western Range Cattle Industry: Reconstructing the Financial History of the Matador Land and Cattle Company, 1883-1920 PDF
Mary Jo Billiot, Randy McFerrin, Douglas Wills 1-25
Did Raw Material Shortages Decide World War Two? New Data for the Example of Nazi Rubber Supplies PDF
Paul Ferdinand Schmelzing 26-60
Caught in the Headlights: Revising the Road Kill Hypothesis of Antebellum Illinois Bank Failures PDF
Scott Clayman, Scott Deacle, Andrew Economopoulos 61-98
Pro Bono Publico? Demand for Military Spending Between the World Wars PDF
Jari Eloranta 99-142
Have Postwar Fiscal Stimulus Policies Met the “Timely, Targeted, and Temporary” Principle? PDF
Jason E. Taylor, Andrea O'Sullivan 143-179

Book Reviews

Dighe, Ranjit S. The Historian’s Huck Finn: Reading Mark Twain’s Masterpiece as Social and Economic History. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2016. 352 Pp. PDF
Erik Benson 180-182
Roberts, Richard and David Kynaston. The Lion Wakes: A Modern History of HSBC. London: Profile Books, 2015. 768 Pp. PDF
Mark Billings 183-187
de Perthuis, Christian, and Pierre-André Jouvet. Green Capital: A New Perspective on Growth. Translated by Michael Westlake. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015. 274 Pp. PDF
Soudeh Mirghasemi 187-189
Reamer, Norton and Jesse Downing, Investment: A History. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. 436 Pp. PDF
Janice Traflet 189-192
Renoff, Greg. Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal. Toronto: ECW Press, 2015. 272 Pp. PDF
Clayton Trutor 193-196

Editor's Notes

Editor's Notes & President's Report PDF
Jason E. Taylor, Lisa Baillargeon 197-198

ISSN: 0896-226X